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Welcome to IndoctriNation: A weekly podcast covering cults, manipulators, and protecting yourself from systems of control.


Connection and Compassion w/ Rabbi Ed Feinstein - S5E2

Senior Rabbi Ed Feinstein of Valley Beth Shalom in Encino, California serves on the faculty of the Ziegler Rabbinical School of the American Jewish University. This week he sits down to talk with Rachel about what it means to be a modern spiritual leader.

There are many positive sides to religion and spiritual organizations. Ethics and the need for a place to belong are a part of every human experience. Cults and destructive groups take advantage of a person's emotional needs and psyche rather than cultivating them. They also discuss the violence that continues to rise as cultural borders of the world sphere meet.

Check out his book, "The Chutzpah Imperative: Empowering Today's Jews for a Life that Matters":

Stay tuned, Before You Go: Scientific studies show that humans are born with only two fears. Find out what they are and how they can transform throughout your life.

IndoctriNation is starting its fifth season and the New Year by announcing a call-in episode! This show will focus on beginning a new chapter in your life. What motivated you to leave a damaging situation and what has helped you as you follow a new path? You can also ask Rachel any questions you may have that might help you along your journey.

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